EDHS News and Updates

News and Updates

Press and Media Releases

Last Known Survivor of the Eastland Disaster Passes

Chicago, Illinois -- The last known survivor of the Eastland Disaster, Chicago's greatest loss-of-life tragedy, has passed away. On Monday, November 24, 2014, Marion Eichholz passed away at the age of 102.

EDHS gives our deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of this brave survivor.


First Animation of Eastland's Movement Released

Chicago, Illinois — A new critical aspect of how EDHS communicates the history of the Eastland Disaster has been added to our website: a visual animation of the Eastland's movement on the morning of July 24, 1915.


Honoring the Loss of Eastland Author George W. Hilton

Chicago, Illinois — EDHS shares with great sadness the passing of George W. Hilton, author of "Eastland: Legacy of the Titanic," who died Monday, August 4, 2014 at age 89.


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